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In the UK, the Davis Cup was arguably a tennis event which took place below the radar as British interest was limited; Wimbledon and Queen’s Club championships were better known. That changed when Andy Murray and his fellow British male players lifted the Davis Cup trophy in 2015 after a momentous and historic team win.

Enjoy Exceptional Davis Cup Hospitality

Davis Cup hospitality package providers including DTB Sports and Events have risen to the challenge and provide luxury tickets with benefits for corporate hospitality and private party guests that standard ticket holders cannot enjoy. From exclusive access areas, fine dining experiences and a free bar to opportunities to meet experts and tennis legends; tennis events hospitality is too good to ignore. Pre-tailored and bespoke packages are available from tennis events specialists.

For corporate hospitality, hosts are assured of an outstanding return on investment, an exciting atmosphere in which to spend time with valued clients and associates and to relate marketing information. A Davis Cup match is surely more enticing than hours in a meeting room or on Skype?

In this digital era, face to face interaction is more valuable than ever; be the leader not the follower of the trend to make guests feel personally involved, unique and more than just another order to you.

Private parties won’t be disappointed either; celebrate an anniversary, birthday or family gathering in style, and in the company of the world’s leading tennis players.

Davis Cup changes are afoot; excellence is still guaranteed

The Davis Cup was founded in 1900 and has been played in the current format since 1981. It is one of the world’s largest international team competitions; 132 nations participated in 2018.

From 2019 it will be a season end 18-team event after 71% backing was given to reforms at the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) annual general meeting. Players were not consulted.

Interestingly, the 25-year £2.15bn plan is being funded by an investment group led by footballer Gerard Pique. “Sometimes things have to change, or they have the risk to die,” Pique commented. (BBC.)

The restructured Davis Cup matches will be played over the best of three sets with a World Cup-style tournament to establish the champions. The finals will consist of a round-robin format before a knockout stage, with matches of two singles and one doubles rubber.

International Tennis Federation chief executive David Haggerty said the decision would elevate the Davis Cup “to new standards”.

“This new event will create a true festival of tennis and entertainment which will be more attractive to players, to fans, to sponsors and to broadcasters,” he added.

Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association opposed the proposals but also recognised “reform of the competition is needed.” The Australian and German bodies also voted against the changes. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have voiced support for the Davis Cup reforms. Lucas Pouille and John Millman were less positive.

Whatever the future of the Davis Cup holds, it is one of the iconic tennis events. Don’t miss out on hospitality opportunities.

Alton Pich

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